The workforce of tomorrow: Recovery, resilience and the road ahead

The Economist Events

Part of COVID-19 Recovery

Past Event

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

The Economist Events

Languages

English
English

Channels

COVID-19

Sustainable Development

The covid-19 pandemic has revealed the future of work faster than anyone expected. Organisations that focused on surviving the short term by providing key benefits to workers, now have the opportunity to build on the goodwill established by embracing remote-work opportunities, workplace flexibility and emerging technology. Even as workers welcome the new flexibility in working life, gaps remain in work-life balance, motivation, evolving work cultures, and opportunities for career advancement. Workers are also increasingly concerned about their financial and job security, making it difficult for organisations to keep the talent engaged and feel valued. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s study “Recovery, Resilience and the Road Ahead”, sponsored by Prudential, between 60% to 70% of American workers are at least somewhat worried about long-term retirement planning, placing a premium on the ability to make a good living, to get another job if needed, and to access benefits. To succeed in the post-pandemic market, organisations must ensure to keep engaging, empowering and protecting their central pillar—workers. Join The Economist Events for The Workforce of Tomorrow: Recovery, Resilience and the Road Ahead, sponsored by Prudential, a virtual event that will explore how industry leaders should rethink workplace priorities to cultivate a more resilient, future-ready workforce where both workers and organisations can succeed now and in the long term. We will convene a panel of industry experts to discuss:
  • How have workplaces evolved during the pandemic and what have organisations learned?
  • What will the future of work look like?
  • How can organisations better engage with workers to understand their emerging needs?
  • How should the different priorities of organisation and workers be assessed?
  • What financial concerns are growing in importance for organisations? How can firms best invest in addressing them?
  • How can firms balance developing and providing for their workforces with their other investment priorities?

Hosts

The Economist Events